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Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Members of a Ceremonial Guard practice in front of the White House.  Julia Manipella/Gaylord News

Short-term funding no solution to long-term needs of nation’s military

Maddy Keyes November 17, 2023

WASHINGTON – While the government will not be shutting down for the holidays as some feared, some members of the military said the short-term funding bill signed Thursday by President Joe Biden still...

97-year-old Dewey Parker tells stories of his time in World War II.  Maria Nairn/Gaylord News

‘And they said – ‘It’s over’ – just like that,’ according to 97-year-old World War II vet

Nathaniel Pletcher November 10, 2023

September 2, 2023, marked the 78th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Fewer than 1 percent of the 16.1 million Americans who served in World War II are still alive this Veterans Day. The oral history...

Gaylord News launched the new podcast series Oklahomans of DC, which will highlight Oklahomans living and working in the U.S. capital. The series is hosted by Gaylord News reporter Bennett Brinkman. PHOTO: Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News

Gaylord News launches new podcast spotlighting Oklahomans living in Washington

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Gaylord News launched a new podcast series Tuesday called "Oklahomans of DC," spotlighting people from Oklahoma who now live or work in the U.S. capital. Hosted by Gaylord News reporter...

Colonel Robert Walter, Oklahoma National Guard Joint Task Force Commander, said he expects all Oklahomans to have received the COVID-19 vaccine by midsummer. Photo courtesy

Oklahoma Guard comes to vaccine aid

Kolby Terrell, Reporter March 15, 2021

The Oklahoma National Guard’s Joint Task Force for COVID is helping to distribute vaccines — a job that is taking the complete devotion of all 152 members.  Since the pandemic started, the task...

Inhofe, Schumer criticize National Guard treatment

Joseph Tomlinson, Reporter January 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday sharply criticized the treatment of National Guard...

Oklahoma National Guard Lieutenant Tomas Meget speaking about Inauguration Day preparations on January 19. (Skylar Tallal/ Gaylord News)

Oklahoma National Guard sends 394 members to support Inauguration Day

Joseph Tomlinson, Reporter January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Oklahomans did not expect to witness history at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, but the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol shifted their plans.  The...

 Four representatives from Vietnam Veterans of America, Graphika, Twitter and Facebook testifying before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs about veteran exploitation on social media.

Foreign entities exploiting veterans via social media

Miranda Mahmud November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON -- A veteran organization and the nation’s largest social media companies testified in a congressional hearing that imposters from foreign countries are using social media to exploit former...

 Kate Ranta, testifying about domestic violence in the military she endured before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (Miranda Mahmud/Gaylord News)

Congress investigates domestic violence in military

Miranda Mahmud September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee this week launched a wide-ranging investigation into domestic violence in the military, the first examination of the issue in 15 years. Three women testified...

S. Joe Crittenden, Deputy Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, places a hand on the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Megan Ross / Gaylord News)

Oklahoma Cherokee Veterans visit DC

Megan Ross, Reporter September 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to point at a name high on the wall of the...

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